1st Place at StarCityGames Legacy Open on 12/15/2013
Another mainstay Legacy decklist was able to best the competition at the Legacy Open last weekend. While Delver lists have taken on many different forms from RUG to UR to BUG, the inclusion of white allows it to fully maximize on the use of the new Legacy golden boy from Commander 2013. The true power of the deck lies in its creatures starting with the decks namesake Delver of Secrets which with almost half spells to transform will often blind flip into flying Lightning Bolts. Next we have the one-two punch of Stoneforge Mystic into True-Name Nemesis which will often be lights out once suited up with an Umezawa’s Jitte. There is also the potent living weapon Batterskull as a main target when you don’t have the True-Name to follow up Stoneforge. All of that action is backed by serious permission, draw and removal packages. For counterspell back up we have full sets of Force of Will, Daze and Spell Pierce to ensure the game plan goes unhindered. To be sure to have all the tools in hand at all the right times there’s Brainstorm, Ponder and a Gitaxian Probe digging through your deck. Then there is a removal suite with Swords to Plowshares and Lightning Bolt, with the Bolts doubling as extra reach to close out games. We also find a full set of Wasteland to disrupt opponents manabases or pesky manlands which is able to squeeze into the deck despite being tri-colored due to such a low mana curve. All combined we have a very tight list designed to reduce your adversaries life total to zero on no time flat.